Sciatic Pain: How to Find Relief
March 30, 2021

Sciatic Pain: How to Find Relief

What is the Sciatic Nerve?

Every person has what is called a Sciatic Nerve. This nerve is the largest in the human body. The nerve is formed by five other nerves from the lower spine. The Sciatic nerve originates in the gluteal area and runs down the back of the leg.

What is Sciatic Nerve Pain?

Sciatic nerve pain is often referred to as Sciatica. Sciatic pain happens when there is pressure on the nerve. This can happen when women are pregnant, a disc is herniated or a bone spur in the spine presses on the nerve. The pain starts at the spine and then will radiate down one or both legs. The irritation can cause a burning or tingling sensation and  numbness in the legs.

Finding relief for Sciatica

Fortunately, Sciatica pain can be resolved with multiple different therapies. Some find relief with chiropractic care, stretching, massage therapy, steroid injections and as a last resort: medication. Working with a pain management provider will allow for those with this condition to have the best possible outcome.

Woman with sciatic pain | Sciatica
Our Providers at HPM are highly trained to diagnose and help you find relief.


Who is at risk? Common causes of Sciatic Pain

Sciatica can affect people of all ages.

  • Pregnancy
  • Herniated disc
  • Bone spur originating in the spine
  • Obesity
  • Lifestyle factors (i.e. sedentary lifestyle)
  • Work conditions
  • Age

When should I see a Pain Management Provider?

Schedule an appointment with on of our providers if:

  • You cannot bear weight on the leg
  • Cannot fully extend or bend the leg
  • The pain is interfering with daily activities
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Finding relief for Sciatic Pain means getting back to the things you love.

What treatment options are available for sciatica?

There are many options to treat sciatic pain, ranging from self care to medications and medical procedures. Here are some common treatments:

Self Care

  • Stretching
  • Ice packs
  • Heat packs or heating pads
  • Over-the-counter medications

Medications

  • Pain relievers
  • Muscle relaxers
  • Some anti-seizure medications
  • Some antidepressant medications

Mechanical Therapy

  • Physical therapy
  • Chiropractic care

Medical Procedures

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We have a team of highly trained health providers and pain specialists that are standing by, ready to guide you to the best treatment options in your area. A customized, detailed treatment plan is created for each and every patient. Reduce Pain and Restore Function. Ready to get started?

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We offer an unparalleled patient experience, bringing together the best treatments with the top providers to serve rural areas across the country. Our unique patient-first approach is changing the face of pain management. Our talented medical teams are dedicated to guiding patients to the right treatments and the best plan of care. A customized, detailed treatment plan is created for each and every patient, including all surgical and non-surgical options, to ensure successful outcomes.

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Patients may call our Non-Emergency Hotline to speak to one of our Registered Nurses about pain treatment options, or use our HIPAA Compliant eFax: 1.833.923.2295

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